Contemporary yet historical, artificial but natural, SouthBeach – or “SoBe” for those in the know, is one of the most exciting yet chilled places in Miami.
We were visiting Miami Beach in late January for a couple of days, and we fell in love with this vibrant and contrasted area all over again. Although touristy, this beach city remains authentic, with great hidden spots. So here’s the Prestigious selection of our favourite things to do / places to visit in South Beach (and part of Mid-beach) in 2019. Visit SoBe with style!
Art Deco District
Abundantly photographed and filmed, this historic neighbourhood of South Beach, bordering Ocean Drive, brings together the largest concentration of hotels and Art Deco buildings in the United States and the world. Although touristy it is a must see. If you want to learn everything about Art Deco in Miami pay a visit to the Art Deco Museum and its
The Bass is Miami Beach’s Contemporary Art Museum. It was completely renovated in 2017 and parts of the museum were not opened with the entire collection when we visited. However, we particularly loved two of the current exhibitions: The Haas Brothers: Ferngully by Nikolai and Simon Haas and Art with a view by Paola Pivi.
Walk or ride a bike by the sea
Start from Miami Beach Board Walk up in Mid-Beach to Ocean Drive, for a nice 40 minutes walk along the Sea. The breeze from the sea, the vegetation and the colourful lifeguard towers will make you feel happy.
Sunset at South Point Park
Top off your SoBe getaway with a quiet moment at the beach at Sunset Harbour. Sunset Harbour is a quaint, village-like neighbourhood in the northern stretches of South Beach with a dolce vita spirit. It‘s a picturesque spot, with walkways, benches, and green spaces that look out over the Gulf.
Condo with a ocean view
Stay in a beautiful condo that is part of the One Hotel, one of the most luxurious beachfront hotels in South Beach. You will have access to the hotel’s swimming pools and the amazing
The ultimate luxury villa experience
Villa Tao is an impressive 5 bedroom Balinese-style villa located on the Venetian islands, 10 minutes from South Beach. This impressive property boasts with a large swimming pool, a basketball court, a yacht mooring, an expansive rooftop deck an entertainment room with pool table and all the luxury equipment you would need for the most comfortable stay.
Best sushi at Katsuya
A stylish place designed by Philip Stark, for acclaimed colourful and tasty sushi. The restaurant is at the SLS Hotel.
Katsuya Miami Beach
1701 Collins Ave
(Future) TimeOut Food Market
Unfortunately, Miami Food Market wasn’t opened when we visited in early 2019. Come February 2019, when the annual South Beach Food & Wine Festival comes to town, Time Out Market Miami will open the doors to its 17,500-foot space. Inside, visitors will find 17 mini-restaurants from some of the city’s most established chefs and restaurateurs. The best place to get the most of Miami cuisine! How exciting!
Time Out Food Market
1601 Drexel Ave
Culinary deliciousness at Stubborn Seed
This South of Fifth restaurant (run by Top Chef winner Jeremy Ford) executes an exquisite balance between relaxed comfort and culinary ambition. If you have time, opt for a $95 tasting menu that provides nine courses with luxury embellishments that are rotated based on seasonality
101 Washington Ave.,
Sunday Asado Brunch experience
Chef Francis Mallmann, famous worldwide for making barbecue a fancy experience – creates a contemporary
Los Fuegos Faena Miami Beach
3201 Collins Avenue,
Drinks & Party
Have a drink at the mythical Rose Bar at Hotel Delano
With its rose-hued walls, quartz-topped bar, and upholstery, every detail is elegant (and pink). When the bar itself gets too crowded, the party spills out into the lobby, which still bears Philippe Starck’s Alice in Wonderland-like sense of whimsy.
Rose Bar at Hotel Delano
1685 Collins Ave,
Quiet afternoon lounge and cocktail bar
This gorgeous colourful lounge is in the Hotel Casa Faena (right in front of
3500 Collins Ave,
Exotic and chill vibe at legendary Broken Shaker
The legendary Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel is set in a poolside courtyard with overhead string lights twinkling from the trees, embodies the soul of Miami with its laid-back, subtropical vibes. The menu offers monthly and seasonal cocktails, which change to keep the list fresh, using exotic herbs and spices to help guests explore new tastes and flavours.
Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami
2727 Indian Creek Dr,
Go dancing at underground club
If you want to go clubbing but not necessarily in those massive clubs, Do Not Sit On The Furniture is the perfect small and eclectic place to go. Do Not Sit is an intimate environment made for underground music enthusiasts.
Do Not Sit On The Furniture
423 16th St,
Chic shopping at Faena Bazaar
Part of the luxury Faena Resort (Faena Hotel, Faena Casa Hotel, Los Fuegos Restaurant, Faena Theater…) Faena Bazaar is a beautiful shopping concept store / shopping place / art gallery. A renovation of the historic Atlantic Beach Hotel housed in a building designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA in the heart of Miami Beach, it offers flexible event space, ground floor retail and office space.”
3400 Collins Ave,
French transplant Laure Heriard Dubreuil launched the Webster in 2009, in the 20,000-square-foot Henry Hohauser-designed Art Deco building that dates back to the 1930s. The shop quickly became a
1220 Collins Ave.,